Raytracing Just Became More Affordable - NVIDIA Slashes RTX 2060 to $299

Joanna Estrada
January 19, 2020

The NVIDIA RTX 2060 was already the most affordable NVIDIA card that supports ray tracing. However, at the time EVGA seemed to indicate the price slashing initiative was simply its own, and nothing to do with the GPU maker.

As noted by Anandtech's colleagues, NVIDIA has silently reduced the price of the GeForce RTX 2060 by 50 Dollars, bringing it from 349 to 299 Dollars. These are the Gigabyte RTX 2060 OC after a $30 rebate and the Zotac RTX 2060 (after getting $20 off with promo code "VGAPCRW442").

The first sentence of Nvidia's notice is telling, as it reads: "In case you are now testing the Radeon 5600 XT". Assuming AMD's performance claims hold true, then NVIDIA would need to act; either the GTX 1660 Ti or RTX 2060 would need to come down in price for NVIDIA to maintain a competitive edge, and the latter is the direction NVIDIA has made a decision to take.

The timing is, of course, notable, as next week the 5600 XT (279 USD) should become available, and ever since this week you will notice the price drops to 299 United States dollars for the 2060.

Just the Radeon RX 5600 XT was announced at CES 2020 and is based on the 7nm production process and on the RDNA architecture, to which are added the 6GB of GDDR6 memory. The card originally has been introduced at 349 Dollars for the reference models.

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